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Just in case you're not a regular visitor to <A HREF=http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/03/28/1413236&tid=152&tid=164>[color:DARKCYAN]<U>Slashdot</U></FONT></A>, or you don't visit the Adobe forums in the wee small hours of the US Eastern Standard Time morning, it appears somebody posted a <A HREF=http://184.108.40.206/search?q=cache:ikpkIo53mrMJ:www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/200404/040405Photoshop.html>[color:DARKCYAN]<U>press release (Google cache here)</U></FONT></A> about the upcoming release of the newest Photoshop and the next version of the Creative Suite; the Press Release and a PDF version of it were hosted on one of Adobe's servers for a couple hours.<br><br>I saw the announcement way late last night (early this morning?) before it was posted on Slashdot. Now, it's been pulled from the Adobe server, which is why I posted the link to Google's cache of the announcement.<br><br>Now—since the official Press Release was removed from Adobe's server— any real mention of it in the Adobe forums is being deleted by the forum moderators. Of course, this has brought the ire of the regulars with cries about "censorship". Was this REALLY a "mistake" or has the release date been leaked on purpose in order to get a buzz going about it? I have to believe that the forum moderators are acting of their own accord in deleting the dialogue about the "leaked" Press Release, because the Adobe Forums are pretty much a separate entity from Adobe Corporate. Adobe corporate has to know that once the leaked P.R. is in one place online, it will then soon be EVERYWHERE online, with no way to stop its dissemination. <br><br>Many of us who have been visiting the Adobe forums regularly for many years have noted that when Photoshop enginneer Chris Cox starts appearing on the boards answering questions, it's a good indicator that his time hasd been freed up a little and that a new release is imminent. True to form, Chris began visiting the forums more regularly within the past 2 weeks.<br><br>Anyway, my friends...start saving your shekels. New software's coming soon!<br><br>
Wooo<br><br>and<br><br>hoooooo!<br><br><br><br>I got the heads up about this from a friend in those same wee hours (I'm East coast, too). Don't even care to speculate if the leak was on purpose or someone's fsck-up, I'm just happy to know it's imminent. Of course I'd been thinking about upgrade recently (since I'm still using 7), that's usually my indicator that the *next* upgrade is due out soon. Glad I trusted my instincts and waited.<br><br>This feature intrigues me:<br>Reinventing workflows such as product packaging development, Image Warping makes it easy to fold, stretch, pull, twist and wrap an image into shape by selecting an on-demand preset or dragging custom control points.<br><br><br>
While PS CS has been rock solid for me, Illustrator CS has been another story. I have random crashes with it. Sometimes it just happens, sometimes it happens when I'm pasting text out of Word into certain Illustrator text boxes, not always but occasionally. I hope they fix that. I'll upgrade as soon as it's released.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>does anyone really use alll of the features of the new versions?<p><hr></blockquote><p>Oh heavens yes. While I would guess that *most* people use about 40-60% of the new features of each release, there are those that find a way to use all of them. With Photoshop CS, I'm using all new features except the file browser, and I've been considering trying to train myself to use it.<br><br>
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The file browser is pretty handy! <br><br>Granted I don't use *all* of the features of Photoshop, I am learning more and more. Greenme was the one who told me about using Curves more.<br><br>But CS does enough for me, that's why I'll skip this upgrade.<br><br>BTW, I was reading someplace else about this "bridge" thing that's replacing file browser (I think) and how there will be stock photographic images available. Not too many photographers like it I don't think.<br><br>
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Depends on what your job is- for the web, I obviously don't need a lot of the high-end image adjustment tools & whatnot- Photoshop is mostly a bridge for me to ImageReady...<br><br>On the print production side, I only really mess with Levels & the sharpness tools when making adjustments to images for mail pieces...<br><br>I don't tend to do a lot of montage work- but if the occasion arises, that's when I flex PShop's muscles a little more...<br><br><br><br>[color:red]5.19.05 - The 'Jedi Slaughter' tour begins!</font color=red>
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